We recently updated our press release site. Press releases submitted before February 6, 2012 are displayed below. For the most recent releases, click here.

Local AmeriCorps Members Seek Volunteers for Penobscot Nation Greenhouse Project

Indian Island -

INDIAN ISLAND – AmeriCorps members and the UMaine Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism, in conjunction with members of the Penobscot Nation, are looking for volunteers from the university and surrounding communities to help with a high-tunnel greenhouse gardening project on Indian Island this month.

In addition to allowing members of the Indian Island community to grow fresh, nutritious food, the high-tunnel greenhouse will provide protection for crops and plants, and will provide a longer growing season.

Volunteers can sign up for one or more days between May 15 and May 22. If area residents are unable to donate time, the project also needs gardening tools. The Bodwell Center will hold a Tool Drive May 9-14. New or used gardening tools can be dropped of at 5732 Hannibal Hamlin Hall between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, call 581-1796 or visit lauren.wagner@umit.maine..edu

For More Information:

Contact Name: Lauren Wagner, Erin Lennon, or Maria Girouard

Telephone Number: (207)581-1796

Website: http://

Email: lauren.wagner@umit.maine.edu, erin.lennon@umit.maine.edu, maria.girouard@penobscotnation.org